Senior Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: 271907 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN 

Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven. continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Description

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. This position will provide support to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) located at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

UPF will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.

The UPF Project is on a 4-10s schedule, working Monday through Thursday with every Friday off. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is Monday – Thursday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance.


Position Summary

This position evaluates the effective implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) for the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 National Security Complex. This position works at the UPF office and construction site/field location as a member of the UPF Quality Assurance (QA) Quality Engineering team.This position’s primary role is providing oversight of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) organizations supporting the implementation of quality programs, processes, and systems in a project role as part of the Bechtel National QA Team. The role includes independently reviewing UPF Design output documents including Procurement documents, Engineering documents, Construction documents, and Startup documents. Participate in contract formation teams and oversight of construction subcontractors. Additional responsibilities include participation in BNI Quality Oversight Audits both internal and possibly with supplier audits and surveillances.



Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides Quality Assurance oversight of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) as a part of the BNI Quality Engineering team.
  • Verify EPC work products incorporate and are compliant with applicable procedures, plans, and requirements.
  • Plan and conduct audits and surveillances of EPC activities or processes to verify implementation and effectiveness.
  • Provide input into and support for the Issues Management System to facilitate/develop/implement corrective actions.
  • Help develop and/or revise project procedures for issuance in accordance with approved.
  • Makes contact with project staff including customer and client personnel.

Qualifications and Skills
 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering or Physical Science discipline from an accredited university or college with 9 years of progressive related QA experience or in lieu of degree, a minimum of 15 years of progressive related QA experience.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite.
  • Requires a Q clearance, however, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current status.
  • Must be able to be certified as a lead auditor in accordance with ASME NQA-1.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic technical knowledge in the application of engineering, procurement, construction sufficient to comprehend requirements.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of DOE Orders and Federal Regulations.
  • Database and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) proficiency.
  • Understanding of the quality rigor required for nuclear projects and familiarity with nuclear project procedures.
  • Demonstrated technical editing ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively partner with functional organizations. Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage a fast pace of work, prioritize tasks, adapt to changing situations, and meet short deadlines.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organization, and schedule compliance.
  • A high level of personal motivation, high standards, and the ability to work within changing situations to meet short deadlines.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and functions that impact the QA program.
  • NQA-1 Lead Auditor certification (past or present).


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.